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Illinois Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed Against Hospital for Eye Error

A local man contacted an Illinois medical malpractice lawyer after suffering vision problems due to the negligence of his doctor, leading to a newly filed medical malpractice lawsuit. The Madison Record reports that the victim in this case went to the emergency room at the Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital in early May of 2009 after suffering injuries to his eyes and face. The victim had been hit by a glass bottle and sought treatment for his wounds.

At the hospital the victim claims that his doctor failed to properly treat his wounds. As a result of the mistake, the man claims that he lost a majority of vision in his right eye. Specifically, the new negligence lawsuit states that the doctor failed to properly evaluate a flurosein exam, didn’t use an eye shield, failed to remove all the glass in the eye, and did not diagnose the ruptured globe in his right eye.

The lawsuit states the emergency room doctor also should have consulted with an expert in the area-an ophthalmologist-to ensure that the man’s care was up to standards. The doctor’s failure in this regard, says the complaint, resulted in his ruptured right eye to continue to worsen unabated. He now can see only minimally from his that eye.

The man claims that besides his permanent physical disability he incurred a variety of medical costs and suffered physical and emotional pain. He is seeking to hold the negligent hospital, doctor, and outsourced physicians’ company for which the doctor was employed accountable for their actions.

Our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers at Levin & Perconti have worked with a variety of patients who’ve suffered permanent physical disability because of errors that should have been prevented. No patient deserves to lose something as important as their sight because of these mistakes-all medical professionals must be held accountable when they cause such injuries.

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